Béarnaise is my favorite sauce to order on my steak when we go to a restaurant. It is so creamy and decadent, but still has such a delicate and lovely flavor. The base (or mother sauce) of Béarnaise is Hollandaise, but has the addition of tarragon, shallot and peppercorns. Once you make this sauce, you will want to pour it on absolutely everything.
Originally posted 02/2019; updated 03/2021
What You Need:
- White Wine Vinegar
- Chicken Broth
- Egg Yolks
- Salt & Pepper
Let's Make Bearnaise Sauce:
- The first step in the process is to make a vinegar reduction. It sounds fancy but it is very simple. Traditional Béarnaise sauce calls for white wine vinegar and white wine but I wanted to keep this Whole30 + Keto. So I use just white wine vinegar with fresh tarragon, sliced shallots and whole black peppercorns and a splash of broth. This mixture gets simmered until it reduces to only a few tablespoons of liquid, then it gets strained.
- That beautiful and flavorful reduction gets added to a blender along with the egg yolks. The mixture and egg yolks get blended on low while melted ghee gets slowly poured in. You will get a lovely creamy sauce. All you have to do is stir in some chopped tarragon, salt and pepper! I enjoy mine over a perfectly cooked steak and roasted asparagus.
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Whole30 Bearnaise Sauce
- 3 Tbls White Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tbls Shallot sliced or minced
- 1 tsp Whole Black Peppercorns
- ¼ cup Fresh Tarragon
- 2 Tbls Chicken Broth
- 2 Egg Yolks
- ½ cup Ghee
- Salt + Pepper
- Add the white wine vinegar, chopped shallot, peppercorns and 2 Tbls (or two sprigs) of the tarragon into a small saucepanGently boil until liquid has reduced down to about 2 Tbls. Let cool and then strain through a mesh strainer
- Melt ghee in a small saucepan and let cool slightly (should still be warm)
- Add the reduced and strained vinegar liquid to the blender along with the egg yolks, turn blender on lowRemove the middle stopper from the lid in the blender and slowly drizzle in the melted ghee until sauce gets thick and creamy. Turn blender off and stir in remaining chopped tarragon. Season with salt and pepper to tasteServe over protein or veggie of choice!